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Lenten spirituality calendar

March 9, 2017

Here is a list of selected Lenten spirituality opportunities in the archdiocese. A comprehensive, online list is available at sfarchdiocese.org/home/archdiocese/lent-2017.

Ongoing throughout Lent
Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl: A Lenten faith-in-action program ideal for families and faith communities to do together, with daily prayer, fasting and almsgiving in solidarity with those in need. Materials available through the archdiocesan Office of Human Life and Dignity. (415) 614-5570; parralesc@sfarch.org; crsricebowl.org.

March 3-April 7 (Fridays)
National Shrine of St. Francis:
Liturgies, sacraments and devotion every Friday in Lent (except Good Friday), 610 Vallejo St., San Francisco. Confession 11-12:15 a.m. and 5:15-6:30 p.m.; Mass at 12:15 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Stations of the Cross, 4 p.m.; Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, 5-6:45 p.m. (415) 986-4557; shrinesf.org.

March 7- April 4 (Tuesdays)
Lecture series and soup supper:
St. Rita Church parish hall, 2100 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax. The theme is “Rediscover Jesus: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of “Populorum Progressio,” the 1967 encyclical of Pope Paul VI. Free supper at 6:15 p.m. followed by 7 p.m. lecture. (415) 456-4815.

March 10
Soup supper speaker:
St. Dominic Church parish hall, 2390 Bush St. San Francisco, 6-7:15 p.m. Discussion on “Refugees/Immigration” sponsored by the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Committee. (415) 567-7824.

March 11
Day of recollection with Father Dave Pettingill:
St. Raphael Church, 1104 Fifth Ave., San Rafael, 2:30-4:30 p.m. followed by 5 p.m. Mass. Father Pettingill will focus on “the Catholic place in the world.” Free event sponsored by St. Raphael Parish’s Peace, Justice, and Service Committee. RSVP Deacon Gene Smith, ebsmith1940@att.net.

March 22
“Lenten Mission Night”:
A night of song and story for healing and hope by composer David Kauffman, 7 p.m. at Most Holy Redeemer Parish, 100 Diamond St., San Francisco. Freewill donation. (415) 863-6259 or mhr.org.

April 8
“Penance, its virtue, practice and role in the spiritual life”:
A 10 a.m. talk by Father James Garcia, the final speaker in the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption’s Lenten Speaker Series. 1111 Gough St., San Francisco. (415) 567-2020; stmarycathedralsf.org.

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